“Today Thou Shalt Be With Me In Paradise”

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“And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy Kingdom. And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in Paradise.” (Luke 23:42, 43)

Today Thou Shalt Be With Me In Paradise

This is the second utterance of Jesus on the cross. It was spoken in response to the request of the dying thief. Jesus hung on the cross between two thieves. One rejected him and the other received him. Both were equally near Jesus. Both of them saw and heard all that transpired during those fateful six hours. Both were notoriously wicked; both were suffering acutely; both were dying and both urgently needed forgiveness.

Yet one of them died in his sins, died as he had lived – hardened and impenitent; while the other repented of his wickedness, believed in Christ, called on him for mercy and went to Paradise.

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“And he said unto Jesus, Lord, remember me when thou comest into thy Kingdom. And Jesus said unto him, Verily I say unto thee, Today shalt thou be with me in Paradise.” (Luke 23:42, 43)

This is the second utterance of Jesus on the cross. It was spoken in response to the request of the dying thief. Jesus hung on the cross between two thieves. One rejected him and the other received him. Both were equally near Jesus. Both of them saw and heard all that transpired during those fateful six hours. Both were notoriously wicked; both were suffering acutely; both were dying and both urgently needed forgiveness. Yet one of them died in his sins, died as he had lived – hardened and impenitent; while the other repented of his wickedness, believed in Christ, called on him for mercy and went to Paradise.

The salvation of the dying thief…

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